I’m a sucker for this kind of stuff. Familiar places, unfamiliar times.
Here’s a 1943 photo taken from around University and King, looking up towards Manoa Valley and the University of Hawaii Campus. The Varsity Theater looks like it was new, and there’s not much else visible.
It’s from a collection, “Old Hawaii,” on Tumblr. Click on the photo for a link to the rest. Great stuff.
Along the same theme…coming soon, “Hawaiians in Los Angeles.”
Publication Date: May 14, 2012 | Series: Images of America
Los Angeles is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse cities in the United States. Due to opportunities in the entertainment and aerospace industries, as well as easy access to the city’s busy ports, Los Angeles remains an attractive destination for people from around the world. Since the 1960s, Native Hawaiian families have taken part in this migration to Los Angeles, bringing their unique culture as well as heartbreaking stories of loss of their ancestral homeland. Approximately 8,500 Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders currently live within the city of Los Angeles and continue to retain a great pride for their ancestors and the contributions that have made them who they are today.
Getting in the mood, I just Googled for “old hawaii photographs,” and the search turned up quite a selection.
Here are a few of the links:
And, of course, lots of old stuff right here.
Please send along links to your favorite sources of old Hawaii.